Published: 17-06-2018 06:52 | Updated: 04-07-2018 13:22

uMOVE – a new core facility!

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uMOVE – a biobehavioural health care centre for hUman MOVEment

The uMOVE core facility has received funding from the Strategic Research Area in Health Sciences (SFO-V) to build a modern laboratory environment for research within the health care research area.

The primary goal of the uMOVE core facility is to provide a state of the art platform for investigation of human movement and behavior for researchers within care sciences mainly via multi-disciplinary approaches.

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uMOVE will provide new knowledge and develop evaluation methods of the dynamical aspects of movement in interplay with psychological aspects − taking into account the impact of cognitive and emotional factors on movement such as the impact of pain, depression or cognitive processes (and vice versa).

uMOVE is a collaboration between several departments and activities at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital.


  • The Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
  • The Department of Women's and Children's Health
  • The Department of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Function Health Professions, Karolinska University Hospital
  • Children's and Women's Health, Karolinska University Hospital

Erika Franzén, Associate professor and RPT at the Division of Physiotherapy at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society is the Scientific Director.